20th anniversary of ExoVasc® PEARS

Tal Golesworthy meeting Craig Miller, renowned US Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon at AATS in New York, April 2024

May 24th, 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the first PEARS surgery carried out by John Pepper on Tal’s Marfanoid aorta.

Twenty years on, Tal’s aorta remains dimensionally stable with no dilation nor aortic regurgitation (as evidenced by annual MRI scans).

PEARS surgery is now available in over 40 surgical centres across the UK, Europe and Australia and used to treat patients from pre-teen to over 80 years with aortic dilation or as part of the free standing root Ross procedure.

Please raise a glass on Friday May 24th to celebrate 1,024 lives that have benefitted from having the ExoVasc® PEARS implant!

Photo shows Tal Golesworthy meeting Craig Miller, renowned US Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon at AATS in New York, April 2024.

First World Summit for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Bologna, Italy

Exstent Limited and LeviBio are exhibiting at the first ever World Summit for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, held in Bologna, Italy on June 5 – 8, 2024. The event is hosted by the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS), the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) and the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS). Professor Vladamiro Vida, president of the ECHSA, who has performed PEARS surgery on paediatric patients, is co-chair on the World Summit committee.

Learn more at: https://www.worldsummitpchs2024.org/

Petr Fila to present at VISAR 2024

Petr Fila presented on PEARS in Aortic Root Aneurysm at the Vienna Interdisciplinary Symposium on Aortic Repair (VISAR 2024), which was held May 13-14, 2024, at the Ritz-Carlton, Vienna. The event brought together not only the Austrian Aortic Community but also renowned experts from leading centres in Europe and the US for open and endovascular aortic surgery. Exstent’s distributors, MIN Medical exhibited at the event and provided further information on ExoVasc PEARS (Personalised External Aortic Root Support). Find out more at https://www.visarcongress.at/.

Ana Redondo and Conal Austin publish a paper on Ross PEARS

Ana Redondo and Conal Austin have released the first published paper on the Ross PEARS application entitled ‘Our 7-year experience supporting the Ross autograft with the novel technique of PEARS’ in JTCVS Techniques 2024.

In this paper the benefits using ExoVasc® as part of the free root Ross procedure are discussed.

You can watch a webcast of their presentation on the paper at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) meeting on the AATS website.

Exstent’s new Australian distributor and sponsor, BTC Cardio Pty, sponsors the Marfan and Aortopathy conference in Brisbane

Exstent’s new Australian Distributor and Sponsor, BTC Cardio Pty, Australia is sponsoring the Marfan and Aortopathy conference on Saturday 20 April at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane.

This special one-day conference is dedicated to raising awareness of Marfan Syndrome, aortopathy and associated conditions. 

PEARS surgeons Dr Livia Williams, Dr Nelson Alphonso and Dr Homayoun Jalali are presenting. Further information on the conference can be found on The Common Good website